Webcast Seminar Featuring Centex CEO Draws 4,000
A construction management Webcast last month featuring Timothy Eller, chairman and CEO of Centex Corporation, drew almost 4,000 students, faculty and industry representatives from across the country, including many construction management faculty who used the 50-minute seminar in their classrooms.
Timothy Eller, chairman and CEO at Centex Corporation, participated in the first of a series of construction management Webcasts.
The Webcast was the first in the "The Building Communities Webcast Seminar Series on Residential Construction Management." The series is sponsored by the National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of NAHB, in partnership with East Carolina University (ECU).
Participants submitted more than 350 questions on topics ranging from current housing market conditions and market competition hiring to innovation in the building industry, green building, affordable housing, general career advice and more.
“This Webcast seminar was a real coup for the National Housing Endowment,” said Webcast moderator Mark Tipton, an endowment trustee and the 1991 NAHB president. “My fellow trustees and I are excited about the impact the Webcast will have on students considering a career in residential construction and know that the impact will extend beyond this one event because the Webcast will be available in the seminar series archive.”
The seminar series targets future leaders of the home building industry and is open to students and professors in construction management, science and technology programs as well as NAHB Student Chapter members and NAHB members.
“We are especially thankful to Tim Eller for taking time out of his schedule to participate in this event,” Tipton said. “It was a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity for the students to ask questions from a housing leader and hear about the future of this industry.”
The endowment is providing a $20,000 grant to fund the production and promotion costs for two seminars.
The second Webcast in the series will be conducted in the spring.
Enter Awards Programs for Community Contributions
The National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of NAHB, is seeking entries for two awards recognizing the charitable contributions and altruistic differences building professionals make in their communities.
Entries for both awards are due Friday, Dec. 1.
Each year, NAHB honors the generosity of housing professionals through the following awards programs:
The endowment’s Home Builders Care Project of the Year Award, now in its sixth year, recognizes outstanding community service projects developed and implemented by local or state home builders associations (HBAs) or councils affiliated with NAHB.
Winners will receive a $5,000 donation directed to the charity of their choice and will be recognized at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Fla. in February.
To read more about the previous Project of the Year award winners, click here.
The endowment’s Builder Achievement Award for Outstanding Community Service showcases the exceptional endeavors of builders, developers and remodelers. Now in its second year, eight winners will be honored at IBS.
Winners will receive a donation to be directed to their charity of choice: $10,000 for Gold winners; $5,000 for Silver; $2,500 for Bronze; and $1,000 each to the honorable mentions.
To read about the 2005 winners, click here.
For more information, e-mail Niki Clark at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8061.